Wildlife Ordinance


Residents and businesses are asked to store trash in a manner that does not allow for it being accessed by wildlife. Once your trash has been scattered by wildlife and you have received a courtesy warning violation, within 24 hours you are required to:

  • Store your trash during the week in a secure location, such as in a garage, shed, or enclosed structure
  • Lease a city-provided wildlife-resistant trash container at $4 per month in addition to current fees, or obtain a wildlife-resistant metal dumpster
  • Abide by time restrictions by placing residential trash containers curbside only from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on the assigned day of trash collection

After a wildlife trash disturbance and initial courtesy notice of violation, commercial, multi-family, and residential customers are required to obtain a wildlife-resistant container from their waste service provider, or customers will be subject to current fines. All wildlife-resistant containers, dumpsters, and enclosures must be properly used and deployed to prevent access by wildlife.